JOHN BENNION writes short fiction and novels about the western Utah desert and the people who inhabit that forbidding country. Publications include Breeding Leah and Other Stories (Signature Books, 1991) and Falling toward Heaven, forthcoming this year from the same press. He is currently working on Avenging Saint, a nineteenth-century murder mystery, and Second Wind, a young adult novel. An associate professor at Brigham Young University, Bennion teaches creative writing, the British novel, Mormon literature, and Wilderness Writing, a course in which students hike and backpack and write personal narratives based on their experiences. He lives in Springville with his wife, Karla, and their three youngest children.
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